April 20, 2022

Systemic racism and the Rhode Island General Assembly’s committee process

The way the Rhode Island General Assembly prioritizes bills under consideration is systemically racist and a product...

April 15, 2022

The testimony of DOC Director Coyne-Fague in favor of “restrictive housing” (aka solitary confinement)

“I do not see room for common ground on this bill,” said Director Coyne-Fague under questioning from...

March 18, 2022

Governor McKee is preventing the release of paroled men convicted as juveniles because “it’s an election year”

It is within Governor Daniel McKee’s power to instruct the DOC to interpret the law in line...

May 20, 2021

General Assembly passes good unemployment insurance legislation for the wrong reason

Republicans (and many Democrats, sadly) are saying that unemployment benefits are too good, and that people are...

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved
April 29, 2021

Andy Boardman: Here’s how a Rhode Island “employment bonus” proposal would work – and how it can be improved

“By allowing workers to keep claiming benefits while they earn, partial unemployment insurance can act as an...

November 5, 2020

Rhode Island voters prove that sexual reproductive health and rights are winning issues

“The voters of Rhode Island clearly support champions of reproductive freedom. It’s also clear that, as we...

October 31, 2019

Senator Goldin and Representative Ajello file Reproductive Health Care Act

From a press release: With the backing of more cosponsors than ever before, Representative Edith Ajello and...

January 2, 2019

Protesters rock the House during Mattiello’s ascendancy to Speaker

As a vote was pushed through inside the chambers of the Rhode Island House to elect Representative...

January 19, 2020

The 21 Democrats opposing Speaker Mattiello have a name: The Reform Caucus

Twenty-one members of the Democrats in the Rhode Island House of Representatives are standing strong against the...

March 2, 2020

Legislators supporting Speaker Mattiello do so at their peril

Supporting Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (Democrat, District 15, Cranston) may be politically costly to some legislators. Many Rhode...

October 31, 2019

Representative Amore calls for action on sexual harassment legislation to begin the 2019 session

Representative Gregg Amore (Democrat, District 65, East Providence) is requesting that the issues brought forth by the...

January 19, 2020

Planned Parenthood Votes! RI PAC: Primary races provide victories for reproductive freedom

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC (PPV!RI PAC) celebrated the victories of...

August 11, 2018

Sunrise Movement once again asks Governor Raimondo to refuse fossil fuel campaign funds

Student activists from the Sunrise Movement delivered a message and a petition to Governor Gina Raimondo at...

January 19, 2020

The Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Women announces endorsed candidates

Today the Political Action Committee of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women (RI...

April 17, 2018

Punching in and taking off: Fake quorums at State House committee meetings

“I’ll just stay here for your thing,” Rhode Island House Majority Whip John Edwards can be heard...